Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Swanky Blog Hop

Welcome to the Swanky Blog Hop! I hope you arrived here from Megan's blog. If not, head on over to Julie's Stampin with Julie blog to start at the beginning.

A group of The Cat's Pajamas fans and designers recently participated in an ATC (Artist Trading Card) swap over in the The Cat's Pajamas forum at Split Coast Stampers. Part of the fun in making these is the challenge of the canvas size which is 2.5x3.5 inches. My hardest decision was how to narrow it down to which stamp I wanted to use. I finally decided on an oldie but goodie, Big Sprinkle. I stamped her onto a simple patterned paper background with Nick Bantock Lamp Black ink and then heat embossed with Black Diamonds embossing powder making Sprinkle all sparkly. I colored in the nose pink and the eyes a teal blue with Copic Markers. The basic design elements and color scheme were the same although I moved the Heart Trio CutUps around a bit and varied the papers. I finished them off with a felt button cut with the Flower Button CutUps and then tied with twine. All the paper came from my bag of scraps. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamp and CutUps; PTI cs and felt, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, Divine Twine, Copic Markers

I also made an extra one for our sweet hostess Linda. The set is What a Blast and I stamped it onto Copics Express-It blending cardstock, eliminating the pinwheel portion of the image. I colored with Copic markers, paper pieced the belly portion and then cut out. I used the Flower Button CutUps to replace the pinwheel image in order to add texture.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamp and CutUps; My Mind's Eye dp, PTI cs, buttons and felt, Copic markers

Copics: E50, E51, E53, E55, B01

Now please head on over to Julie's Kreative Jewels blog to see her fabulous ATC.


  1. Awwww- I love that you made Linda one!! That is so sweet:) And p.s. it rocks! Love the felt flower in place of the pinwheel- you r the queen of changing it up:) And your ATC's were great too- love the sparkly blk embossing- wondered how you did that! thx

  2. Super sweet! I love how each ATC is different and special. AND the hostess ATC is so cute.

  3. I love how you made a hostess ATC! I have one too. :) The heart cut ups are totally fabulous!

  4. These are just DARLING!!! LOVE the hostess ATC as well!

  5. Hmmmm....hopefully the third time will be the charm.

    Absolutely adored both ATCs! Sprinkle has a special place in my heart and PJ was my favorite image from the new release. You are definitely the queen of mixing it up andI always look forward to seeing your TCP creations.

    Thanks for joining my swap!


  6. Oooooh, that is one cool looking cat! I love that she is all sparkly and how you changed them all up slightly, so creative Nancy!

  7. Your ATC's are fabulous! I love the color combination. Your hostess ATC is really cute too.

  8. Ohhh Nancy you go girl!! I am kicking myself BIG time after seeing your ATC's. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!!!! I host a closed monthly ATC swap and have a spot open. Would you be interested in joining us??? I would love to have you. Hugs, Tracy